Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

2019-12-23

Information for organisations

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) provide eligible organisations with the opportunity to jointly organise and run Master degree programmes. The purpose is to attract excellent students from around the world, through competitive scholarships.

Organisations interested in taking part in the opportunities offered by EMJMDs must form a consortium involving at least three higher education institutions from different Programme countries. A consortium may include additional higher education institutions from Partner or Programme countries.

Organisations in a consortium fall into one of three main categories:

  • Applicant/Coordinator - a higher education institution established in a Programme Country responsible for applying for and managing the project, i.e. signing the grant agreement, managing the financial and legal aspects, and coordinating the master degree programme with the other organisations,
  • Partners - Master degree-awarding higher education institutions recognised by the relevant authorities of the Programme or Partner Countries, as well as any other organisation actively contributing to the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the EMJMD,
  • Associated partner - optional partners who contribute to specific tasks in the implementation of the EMJMD.

The necessary institutional commitment of all the organisations participating in the EMJMD consortium must be in place before the enrolment of the first EMJMD students and must cover all academic, operational, administrative, and financial aspects related to the implementation of the EMJMD.

The successful completion of the study programme must lead to the award of either a joint degree (i.e. one single degree certificate issued on behalf of at least two higher education institutions of the EMJMD consortium) or multiple degrees (i.e. at least two degree certificates issued by two higher education institutions of the consortium).

Details HERE.

Information for individuals

In a Joint Masters Degree Programme, students are doing their courses in at least two HEIs and are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree. Students register directly on the consortia's website. Based on competition principles, a joint commision of the consortium is conducting the selection process. 

The list of the EMJMD programmes is available HERE.